I received my buddy's ashes today. I had read on here that a couple of people received paw prints and a tuft of fur with their ashes, so I was kind of hoping for something like that, but it was just the ashes. They didn't look the way I expected them to either. There is a lot of white, small gravel-looking pieces; when looking closer, they appear to be little bone fragments. I'm not sure if that's normal or not. I took an idea someone had posted here about getting a locket to put some of the ashes in, so I will wait until I get that in the mail before I put the rest of the ashes in the urn. His urn is a bronze statue of a cat that is sleeping and has angel wings on his back. It's so peaceful looking and doesn't look like an urn at all. All this is still so surreal; it's hard to believe my little buddy is just a pile of ashes now.